Wolfhound Wednesday
May 22, 2019

Fourth grade students with their preschool buddies
In This Issue
Upcoming Events:

Mon, May 27
No School - Memorial Day

Thurs, May 30
Graduation (6 pm)

Fri, May 31
Last Day of School
Leadership Mass (9 am)
Early Release (1 pm)

Happy Summer!

Wed Jun 5
Report Cards Posted

Save the Dates:

Mon, Aug 19 
Parent Administration Day & Meet the Teacher (4-6 pm)

Tues, Aug 20
Kindergarten WOW Day (9-11:30 or 12-2:30)

Wed, Aug 21
First Day of School

Dear Parents,

As Memorial Day approaches we are grateful for the many blessings of the 2018-19 school year!

Next Tuesday at 1:15 pm we will celebrate our student athletes who have participated in winter and spring sports.  Following this recognition, the annual 8 th grade vs. faculty volleyball game will take place.  All students and staff always enjoy these spirited events.  Parents are welcome to attend!

This week we are also celebrating students' spiritual, academic and personal growth.  Student-led conferences are taking place at home beginning today. This opportunity allows both the student and the parents to review and celebrate a year's worth of spiritual growth and academic learning.  Please return your reflection materials back to the homeroom teacher next Tuesday, May 28th. Students will also be receiving summer learning materials to assure that they continue to have rich learning opportunities during the next few months in addition to enjoying the summer by "being a kid."

Next week we will proudly graduate our 21st class of 8th grade students on Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.  Our last day of school will be May 31st and the day will begin with our annual 9:00 am Leadership Mass and teacher and staff recognition.  Please join us in prayer and celebration if your schedule allows.

As the end of the school year is rapidly approaching, we begin thinking about the calendar for next year.  A few dates of note are "Parent Administration Day" and "Meet The Teacher" for grades 1- 8 which will both take place on Monday, August 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Incoming kindergarten students will have WOW Day on Tuesday, August 20th and kindergarten parents will be receiving detailed information in the mail regarding this program.  The 1 st day of school for 2019-20 will be August 21st.

I do have a few staff changes ready to announce at this time.  Mrs. Megan Byorth Sobecki will be leaving the 1-2 team and will be joining our team of intervention specialists. Mrs. Lynne Raden, 4th grade math/religion teacher will be moving to Virginia to join her husband as he takes a new position. Miss Carla Chiavacci, middle school literacy teacher, will be leaving us to begin a PhD program at The Ohio State University. Mrs. Lori Schnegg will be retiring after 27 years in the classroom.  Lori is planning to enjoy some time and flexibility with her husband and her twins as they begin college. Best wishes to all as they begin a new phase of their journey. A special thank you to Mrs. Schnegg for many years of service in Catholic education, most of which has been at St. Brigid of Kildare.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and remember to honor our men and women who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. armed forces.  

Spring blessings,
Kathy O'Reilly
Quick Links
Photo Newsletters: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades
Click the images below to view this week's photo newsletters and see what the classes have been up to.
Congrats Miss Byorth!

Congratulations to second grade teacher Miss Byorth, now Mrs. Sobecki, on her recent marriage to Jeff Sobecki.

Megan and Jeff were married at St. Brigid of Kildare church on Saturday, May 18.

Congrats Megan and Jeff!

SPICE "Get Moving" Summer Fitness

The "Get Moving" SPiCE fitness program is returning this summer to help children get moving and into shape!  

The summer fitness program will look different this year. Students can participate in two different sessions. One session will take place from June 11th-27th meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8.

The second session will take place from July 16th-August 1st meeting twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-10:30.
Sign ups for each session will take place two weeks before the start of each session.

All 1st-4th grade students in St. Brigid School and parish are welcome to participate. The program will be especially sensitive to kids with special needs.

  • The sign up for the June session will be e-mailed to all 1st-4th grade parents on May 28th.
  • The sign up for the July session will be e-mailed to all 1st-4th grade parents on July 2nd.
Become A New Family Mentor

Home and School is currently looking for parents to sign up to be on the New Family Welcome committee. This entails being a mentor to a new family for the next school year. Mentor families will attend the new family welcome breakfast on Sunday, August 18, and also need to be available to check in with their new family monthly and be available to answer any questions and assist with their transition. Mentors will be paired up with new families with children in the same grades.

If you are interested in being a new family mentor, fill out this short form.

If you have any questions, contact Alexis Santangelo (alexis@innovationexhibits.com) or Leah McCoy (leah.mccoy@gmail.com).

Attention 4th Grade Parents

Beginning in fifth grade, students are required to wear gym uniforms for gym class. 

All 5th-8th grade students must wear uniform tennis shoes to participate in PE classes. Gym uniforms are black mesh drawstring, elastic waist shorts with wolfhound insignia, and a green St. Brigid t-shirt with logo. Students change into their PE uniform before class.

These are available at the uniform stores. See the story below for details about uniform sales!
Uniform Sales
Two of our uniform stores are currently having sales on uniform pieces. See below for more details.

Education Apparel Sale through May 31st

SchoolBelles Sale:
  • 25% off May 15-31
  • 20% off June 1-20
  • 15% off July 1-31

Barn Bash Save the Date
Friday, October 25, 2019

The annual  Barn   Bash  at Leed's Farm in Ostrander will be held on Friday, October 25. 

Save the  date for the fun family event!

Summer Tutoring

Summer tutoring is available from many Saint Brigid of Kildare staff members. Staff can be contacted via email or by calling the school office and leaving a message.

Click here for the list of teachers, subjects and contact information.

Meals on Wheels Training Opportunity
Meeting May 23

There is a strong need to provide and deliver meals for the elderly in Columbus. You and your family have the chance to partner with LifeCare Alliance's Meals on Wheels program to help keep our aging neighbors in their homes, where they want to be. Our children will see the good they are doing in their community by handing over a hot meal to someone in need, while spending some quality time with their family. 

We are looking to recruit an additional 10-12 families to join the 20 or so of us that are currently servicing our route. You can work the route as frequently or as infrequently as you would like, but we are asking for a commitment of at least once per month. 

Meals will be picked up at 10:45 am at Dublin Community church in downtown Dublin. Our route takes a little over an hour to complete. We will have an informational meeting and training session on Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 am (immediately following Mass) in the Kelty Library. 

Please contact Nancy Davis to RSVP via email at nd43065@icloud.com or text 336-337-4421, or with any other questions you might have.
SBAA Board Changes - Thank You
The St. Brigid Athletic Association would like to extend a Wolfhound Thank You to our outgoing board members.   

Rob Hooper - Volleyball Commissioner - has decided to step down as commissioner - please thank Rob for his time in growing the Volleyball program.    
Welcome to  Suzanne Glenn as she takes over as the new Volleyball Commissioner - if you have questions about the Volleyball program - please reach out to Suzanne at  volleyball@gowolfhounds.com  .

Scott Kasun - Athletic Director - has decided to transition out of this role after 11 years on the Athletic Association board - the first 6 years as Football Commissioner, and most recently the past 5 years as Athletic Director.   Scott has been monumental in helping to build up the SBAA as well as contributing to many diocesan athletic initiatives.  As Scott's last child now graduates from St. Brigid, he will be missed on the board, but Scott still plans to help out his replacement as well as be active in supporting the Volleyball and Football programs in a number of ways. 

Tim Long - current Football Commissioner - will take over as the new Athletic Director, which leaves the SBAA with a need for a new Football Commissioner.  If you're interested in becoming the Football Commissioner, please email  football@gowolfhounds.com 

If you run into Rob or Scott - tell them thanks and best of luck to Suzanne and Tim in their new roles.
SBAA Fall Sports Registrations

The St. Brigid Athletic Association is excited to open up registration for the fall athletic activities.  The below activities are based on your child's grade level in the fall, and all activities are open up to any registered student of St. Brigid School, St. Brigid Religious Education, or child of registered parishioner.
Registration started on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 AM and will run through the end of the summer - see specific end dates on each sport.

  • Tackle Football : 5th - 8th grade boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Flag Football : 4th grade boys - season starts with practices in August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160
  • Summer Mini-Camps : 4th - 8th grade boys - Saturday mornings during the summer.  Costs : Free (must register online)
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade boys - 6 weeks of football fundamentals - September & October.   Costs : $75
  • View all Football Program Details and Register (including local summer football camps)
  • Girls Volleyball: 4th - 8th grade girls - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through end of October.   Costs : $160 
  • Lil' Hounds : 2nd & 3rd grade girls - 4 weeks of volleyball fundamentals - August.   Costs : $75
  • View all Volleyball Program Details and Register
  • Please note: Volleyball Evaluations will be May 28-29. Please find the full schedule at www.gowolfhounds.com.
Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Golf : 6th - 8th grade girls & boys - season starts with practices 1st week of August and runs through October.   Costs : $10-20 per match (approx. 12 matches) - no registration fee. 
  • View all Golf Program Details and Register

Protecting God's Children
May 28

St. Brigid of Kildare will be offering a Protecting God's Children session on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 am in the Carr Nursery of Hendrick's Hall.

Registration is required at www.virtus.org.
Summer Camp Opportunities

There are many local summer camp opportunities for elementary age students.

BWHS New Wrestling Program

New this fall, BWHS will have a middle school wrestling program. 

They also have wrestling opportunities for students who will be entering grades K-9.

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